Whine vs Moan - What's the difference?

whine | moan |


As nouns the difference between whine and moan

is that whine is a long-drawn, high-pitched complaining cry or sound while moan is a low, mournful cry of pain, sorrow or pleasure.

As verbs the difference between whine and moan

is that whine is to utter a high-pitched cry while moan is .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

whine

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • a long-drawn, high-pitched complaining cry or sound
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  • a complaint or criticism
  • Verb

    (whin)
  • To utter a high-pitched cry.
  • To make a sound resembling such a cry.
  • The jet engines whined at take off.
  • To complain or protest with a whine or as if with a whine.
  • To move with a whining sound.
  • The jet whined into the air.
  • To utter with the sound of a whine.
  • The child whined all his complaints.
    Kelly Queen was whining that the boss made him put on his tie.

    Synonyms

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    moan

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a low, mournful cry of pain, sorrow or pleasure
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • * 1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , VI.7:
  • Much did the Craven seeme to mone his case […].
  • * Prior
  • Ye floods, ye woods, ye echoes, moan / My dear Columbo, dead and gone.
  • (obsolete) To distress (someone); to sadden.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • which infinitely moans me
  • To make a moan or similar sound.
  • To say in a moan, or with a moaning voice.
  • ‘Please don't leave me,’ he moaned .
  • (colloquial) To complain; to grumble.
  • Synonyms

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    Derived terms

    * moaner * moany

    See also

    * murmur * protest * lament

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